Share Sunshine with your SunFlower
Black and Brown girls are socialized to hide away from the sun to maintain or have a fairer complexion, rather than seeking out the sun as a nutrient. #SunFlowerChild changes this narrative by celebrating Black girlhood, and tackling colorism. Spurred from published research, #SunFlowerChild provides a remedy for colorism and color caste systems to encourage Black and Brown girls to love, care for, and protect their skin. #SunFlowerChild depicts a day in the life of an inner-city girl. While playing with her friends at the park, pool, and her front yard, the girls protect and love their skin, and use the sun as nourishment to grow, just like sunflowers. Support our girls by sowing into our girls by gifting a copy to your daughter, niece, or a special little girl in your life.
Dr. Maria Ines Marino (Professor)
I bought the book for my friend's daughter. She is soooo in love with the story and the illustrations. It was a great book to introduce her to reading. The story and drawings are very engaging. Excellent! Besides... the book arrived sooner than expected. HIGHLY recommend it!
Hikeen Carr (Dad)
This is a great book! It came very quickly. My daughter loves it and wants me to read it to her over and over again.
Jovanie George (Aunt)
Our young people should [be] exposed to our culture. To see ourselves in the literary works of others; to uplift our brown skin girls and boys. To think that there will be a piece of Little Haiti and Liberty City out there...This book is AWESOME!!! Kid tested, Aunty approved. Support this work of black girl magic.
Sunny Socially-Distanced Reading
SunFlowers Blooming in Little Haiti
Little SunFlowers gathered with excitement to read SunFlower Child. They were encouraged to play in the sun while wearing the appropriate sunscreen and staying hydrated. We celebrated their melanin and planted sunflowers to beautify the community and symbolically represent their growth, followed by affirmations to affirm their beauty.
The event was sponsored by the Angel B. Wilson and Fathership Foundations and set up designed by Tranise McDaniel Designs. Photography by Willie F. Photography.